Born in the midst of the copy-fight era, Danger Mouse came to fame releasing his own mashup of Jay-Z’s latest record with The Beatles “White Album”. And that MP3 mixtape wound up being among the most widely pirated of all time, inspiring spin-offs (“The Black-and-Blue album” being among the better ones) and kicking the mashup scene into the mainstream of music culture…
Directed by Roman Coppola. Featuring ‘Here Comes The Night Time,’ ‘We Exist,’ and ‘Normal Person’ from the new album REFLEKTOR.
Cameos by Bono, Ben Stiller, Michael Cera, James Franco, Zach Galifianakis, and more.
I love the Arcade Fire. People are usually put off by this because more people than not, I have found, think Arcade Fire is obnoxious. Fair I s’pose, just as I think Modest Mouse and the Flaming Lips that way. They’re delightfully ridiculous though, and I’ve been waiting for Reflektor since We Used To Wait.
Reflektor is out the day after my birthday. I’m already saving for the tour.
Recently, Lady Gaga found herself getting attention she, for once, didn’t want. On her Twitter account, she announced a contest where the two fans who bought the most copies of her new single “Applause” would win a trip to London’s iTunes Festival to meet her. She also posted a link to a page allowing fans to watch the video for her latest song 150 times in a row. Both were part of Gaga’s attempt to push “Applause” higher up the Billboard Music Charts, which earlier this year started counting YouTube views to their ranking figures.
The people running the charts weren’t pleased. Billboard’s Editorial Director Bill Werde wrote on Twitter that “an artist tweeting out and facebooking a link that enables a fan to hit play and leave their computer is not in the spirit of what we chart,” adding “I just hate to see anyone try to game the charts.”